Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety. Notes: The 2005 Honda Accord suffers from transmission failure. It's not a huge widesperad problem like in prior years, but definitely still something to consider.

The transmission begins slipping & eventually has to be replaced, typically soon after 90,000 miles & with a repair cost of over $2,000.

Transmission failure problems have been a huge problem for the Accord & several other Honda models all through the early 2000s model years. Honda eventually extended the transmission warranty to 93 months/109k miles for the 2000-2001 Accords as a class action lawsuit settlement, but owners of other Accord model years with transmission problems are out of luck.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
103,250 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2005 Honda Accord wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2005 Honda Accord Owner Comments

problem #4

Dec 262015


  • 102,000 miles


Driver side front and rear wheel were stolen when the vehicle was parked inside the apartment community.

- Falls Church, VA, USA

problem #3

Feb 012015

Accord 4-cyl

  • 125,000 miles
My wife was traveling on the highway when she lost control and the car did a 180. She came to rest against a cement barrier and the drivers side curtain airbag was deployed but did not inflate. I contacted american Honda care and wilde Honda in madison wi. 4 times and they refused to inspect the car or acknowledge any damages or fault.

- Monona , WI, USA

problem #2

May 072014

Accord 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 120,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Honda Accord. After the contact attempted to rotate all of the tires, he noticed the rims became stuck to the rotors. The contact placed oil between the rims and rotors and was able to remove and rotate the tires. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified. The failure mileage was 120,000. Updated 9/18/14 updated 2/4/2015

- Marion, OH, USA

problem #1

Sep 062011


  • 66,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Honda Accord. While driving approximately 55 mph the contact noticed the rear passenger side tire blew out. The vehicle was towed to the contacts home because there was not a spare tire in the vehicle. The dealer was made aware of the failure and stated the vehicle does not come equipped with a spare tire only a kit that assists if there was a flat tire. The tire was replaced. The approximate failure mileage was 66,000.

- Antioch, CA, USA

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